Sometimes if you want to get the best view in all of Paris, you’ve got to get a little creative about it.
This week, 34-year-old tightrope walker Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga glided up a rope hung 115 feet above the ground, that led up the steep hill of Montmartre in Paris. Hundreds gathered at the base of the Sacré-Cœur cathedral to watch Bongonga make it to the church’s balcony. And the most incredible part of the entire thing was that the French acrobat used absolutely no security to protect her from falling. No nets, no cushions, just the fear of the hard ground and a metal balancing bar to keep her from falling.
The show took a year to prepare, but Bongonga is not new to this sort of thing. Trained as an acrobat from childhood, this was just the next logical step for a daredevil at the peak of her career. And in case you thought this little trick looked tempting, a remind — do not try this at home, kids.